Jeffrey Hunter & Barbara Rush

Barbara Rush and Jeffrey Hunter
Barbara Rush and Jeffrey Hunter  

Jeffrey Hunter and Barbara Rush were married for 4 years. They dated for 1 year after getting together in 1949 and married on 1st Dec 1950. 4 years later they divorced on 29th Mar 1955.

They had a son named Christopher age 71.


American Actor Jeffrey Hunter was born Henry Herman McKinnies Jr. on 25th November, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States and passed away on 27th May 1969 Los Angeles, California, United States aged 42. He is most remembered for King Of Kings as Christ 1961 MGM. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

American Actress Barbara Rush was born Barbara S. Rush on 4th January, 1927 in Denver, Colorado, USA and passed away on 31st Mar 2024 aged 97. She is most remembered for The Young Philadelphians. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1949 - 1st Dec 1950 1 year, 11 months
Married1st Dec 1950 - 29th Mar 1955 4 years, 3 months
Total 1949 - 29th Mar 1955 6 years, 2 months

(1 December 1950 - 29 March 1955) (divorced) 1 child
1. Christopher Hunter (29 August 1952)
Rush married actor Jeffrey Hunter in 1950 and had a son, Christopher. They divorced in 1955.
Married in Boulder City, Nevada. He's 24; she's 23.
April expected to have twins in August.
29 August 1952 her son, Christopher, is born
Christmas 52 she and Hunter spend the holidays together in Chicago after a long separation. He was in England for the filming of Soldier of the King. Their baby is left in the care of Barbara's mother.
Summer 53 she and Hunter co-star in a summer-stock version of Voice of the Turtle at the Robin Hood Theater near Wilmington, Delaware
November 53 she and Hunter attend the Press Photographers Ball at the Mocambo as two Charles Addams characters. Barbara sports a dead, stuffed bird perched on her hand.
20 September 54 she and Hunter separate
21 September 54 says she will seek a divorce within a month from Hunter. "We have been apart too much on our respective jobs."
November 54 there's a slim chance she and Hunter will call off the divorce plans. For the sake of their two-year-old son, they have agreed to wait many months before proceeding.
holds up her divorce plans until after the filming of the added scenes for Captain Lightfoot. She's not sure now whether she will go to Reno.
December 54 scoffs at the idea that she and Hunter will stage a bitter divorce and child custody battle. "It's a technical thing," she tells. "It's more between our lawyers than ourselves. It will be worked out without headlines."
20 December 54
her divorce goes to court in Los Angeles
29 March 5 obtains a divorce decree against Hunter in Los Angeles Superior Court on testimony that he called her a poor housekeeper and poor cook. She says Hunter was "too emotionally immature" for marriage. "He kept telling me how much better his mother would cook and keep house." Hunter agrees to pay $100 a month for support of their son, Christopher; she gets their $38,000 Studio City home. He's 28; she's 27.
July 55 her friends say she and Jeff Hunter may get back together again, but his friends don't think so

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Relationship Timeline

29th March, 1955 - Divorce

20th September, 1954 - Breakup

29th August, 1952 - Child

1st December, 1950 - Marriage

1949 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Jeffrey Hunter
Barbara Rush
Jeffrey Hunter
Barbara Rush
Age (at start of relationship)
6' 0" (183 cm)
5' 7" (170 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Light
Brown - Dark
Eye Color


ChristopherMale29th August, 195271 years old



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